Recipe – low carb and grain free apple crumble

Now that the nights are setting in and there is a distinct chill in the air, I, for one, am craving comfort food.  Comfort food often involves a lot of refined sugar and those blasted carbs therefore, I decided to try and recreate a family favourite in a more diabetes friendly fashion.  

Daisy loves the apples too!
We have two huge bramley apple trees in our garden which have provided us with fodder for many a Sunday lunch over the past 20 plus years.  Apple crumble has always been a top choice and I knew that there must be a way of reducing the carbs and sugar in this much loved English classic – here I give you low carb and grain free apple crumble…


(Serves 6)


4 x Bramley apples (just give my mum a call and she will fix you up with a lifetimes supply 😜)

Juice of 1 lemon

1tsp cinnamon

3 tsp sugar free caramel syrup


100g blanched almonds

50g pecan nuts

50g pumpkin seeds

25g chia seeds

1tsp ground cinnamon

50ml sugar free caramel syrup


  1. Peel and chop the apples and put in a pan with the lemon juice 
  2. Fill with water until the apples are just covered 
  3. Boil for ten minutes until the apples have turned into a purée and the water has reduced 
  4. Meanwhile, whizz up all the topping ingredients in a food processor until all combined together
  5. Add the ground cinnamon to the apple mixture and divide it between 6 ramekins
  6. Spoon 1/2 tsp sugar free caramel syrup over each portion of apples
  7. Sprinkle topping over each ramekin of apple mix
  8. Bake in the oven for 10 – 12 minutes
  9. Serve with a ‘dollop’ of green yoghurt 

Dig in and enjoy!  Let me know how you all get on!

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